Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hawaiian Menu Art ~ #5 In A Series

This Royal Hawaiian Hotel menu cover , circa 1950, by John Melville Kelly is called "Fisherman". In Hawaii, some of the reefs are so shallow at low tide, one can stand with a spear at the edge and catch fish that are swimming in the tidepools. Especially if there is a barrier reef that creates a lagoon, the water is clear enough to see the fish darting about. The trade winds blow most days, but unless there's a storm, the ocean normally glasses off in the evening and depending on the tide, fish can be caught just in time for dinner.

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